Hatayspor Officials Provide Latest Update on 'Missing' Ghana Winger Christian Atsu

Hatayspor Officials Provide Latest Update on 'Missing' Ghana Winger Christian Atsu

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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  • Black Stars winger Christian Atsu is still missing
  • The officials of the club have revealed that the player and sporting director are yet to be found
  • Atsu went missing after an earthquake in Turkey

Officials of Turkish Super Lig club Hatayspor, have disclosed that Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu is yet to be found, 48 hours after he was trapped under rubble following an earthquake in Turkey.

On Tuesday, reports indicated the 31-year-old has been pulled out of the wreckage alive, a day after he went missing.

However, latest information trickling in from the club states that the player is still trapped with sporting director Taner Savut.

Christian Atsu, Ghana, Hatayspor, Turkey
Hatayspor have revealed that Ghana winger Christian Atsu is yet to be found. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter

Team doctor, Gürbey Kahveci, who visited the hospital the Ghana international was reportedly receiving treatment explained it was a case of mistaken identity.

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"He was taken to Dortyol Hospital when we heard the news, we especially went and looked, but there was none. At the moment, we accept that Taner brother and Cristian Atsu were not found, unfortunately," he said as quoted by hurriyet.com.tr.

Volkan Demiral, the coach of Hatayspor also confirmed the winger and the sporting director are unaccounted for.

"There is no news about Atsu and Taner Savut yet. Wouldn't I share this if they were in the hospital? I will share as soon as the news comes. We have experienced very difficult things," said Demiral.
"We even got out of a gap where it would be difficult, thank God, they all survived. People are working day and night, I hope both of them will be saved. The whole team took shelter in their families. I will share everything as information comes," he added.

Atsu scored the winner in Hatayspor's last game before disaster struck in the early hours of Monday morning.

Atsu's family worried about whereabouts

Earlier, Sports Brief reported family and representatives of Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu are yet to establish contact with the player following his rescue after a devastating earthquake in Turkey.

The Hatayspor forward was reportedly pulled out a of a wreckage alive several hours after he was trapped under rubble.

Vice president of the club, Mustapha Ozat confirmed the news on Tuesday, stating the player has been rushed to the hospital.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.